Two Providence adult men have been sentenced to federal prison for their part in bilking home advancement shops in Attleboro, North Attleboro, Mansfield, Seekonk and Rhode Island out of far more than $160,000.
Jose Brens, 40, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Providence to 15 months in prison and requested to fork out $140,578 in restitution, the Rhode Island U.S. attorney’s business reported Thursday.
Jose R. Delarosa, 45, was sentenced to a person yr and purchased to shell out $20,141 in restitution.
Brens pleaded responsible on Dec. 13 to conspiracy to commit obtain system fraud and six counts of entry device fraud.
Delarosa pleaded responsible on Dec.16 to conspiracy to dedicate obtain gadget fraud and 4 counts of obtain unit fraud.
Each admitted that they and other people unlawfully attained credit history card details to order design equipment and developing materials from at minimum 6 House Depot and Lowes retailers in Rhode Island and the Attleboro region, in accordance to court documents.
The two men and others used the stolen information to visit the retailers and continuously make purchases of involving $1,000 and $4,000.
The scheme arrived to light-weight when a Smithfield, R.I. resident contacted the law enforcement in 2018 to report that his credit score card info was made use of to buy $2,100 really worth of building things at a nearby Household Depot, in accordance to courtroom records.
The men had been billed immediately after a joint investigation with the U.S. Solution Services and Smithfield police as nicely as law enforcement in Attleboro, North Attleboro, Seekonk and Mansfield.
David Linton might be reached at 508-236-0338.